Actress Hannah Simone arrives to the 2014 Fox All-Star Party at the Langham Hotel on January 13, 2014 in Pasadena, California

Actress Hannah Simone arrives to the 2014 Fox All-Star Party at the Langham Hotel on January 13, 2014 in Pasadena, California

*We caught up with “New Girl” star Hannah Simone to get more details about the appearance of His Royal Badness on the show’s coveted Feb. 2 episode.

“We found out that we were going to air after the Super Bowl, which was phenomenal,” the actress told us. “And then they’re like, ‘Oh, P.S., Prince is going to be in the episode because he’s a fan of the show.’ I mean it was just a surreal experience.”

Simone – who plays Cece, the best friend of Zooey Deschanel’s Jess – confirmed that Prince will indeed play himself in the episode. “Would you believe Prince as anyone but Prince?” joked the actress at FOX’s TCA party Monday.

“He was wonderful, and humble…and funny,” Simone continued. “I’d heard that he had a really good sense of humor, and he does. Because they wrote a lot of weird stuff for him to do and he was totally down.”

Below, Simone details the episode’s storyline.

The Prince episode of “New Girl,” titled “Party Time,” will air approximately 10:30 – 11 p.m. ET / 7:30 – 8 p.m. PT – immediately following FOX’s coverage of  Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2.